All-New Skoda Fabia 4 Rendering Is a Polo+Superb Mashup

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Photo: Kleber Silva
All-New Skoda Fabia 4 Rendering Is a Polo+Superb MashupAll-New Skoda Fabia 4 Rendering Is a Polo+Superb Mashup
We've always considered the Fabia to be the most unlucky of all the Volkswagen Group superminis. The Mk2 was too small and ugly, and the current Mk3 model has just been outclassed by the Polo and Ibiza.
I remember driving the current Fabia a couple of years ago. The press car they gave us was bold yellow with black accents, like a bumblebee. Despite the eye candy, I immediately noticed that it was about the same size on the inside as the Polo, which had been on the market for about six years already.

Now Volkswagen and SEAT have switched their cars to the MQB A0 platform, which brings with it noticeable changes for the chassis and technology packages. They're both much roomier on the inside and have more trunk space.

In most other regards, the current Fabia is the same, and in fact, Skoda should be credited with fabricating the 1.0 TSI engine and the most of the manual or DSG gearboxes for the Polo and Ibiza.

But this rendering for a future Fabia, made by Kleber Silva, gives us a hint of what it's missing out on: being called "a grown-up car." With the addition of the mature headlights from the Superb, this make-believe supermini is way better than the Rapid.

Don't get us wrong; the current Fabia is good enough. They recently announced sales had exceeded half a million units jus for this generation. Skoda also has the bonus of a very popular and family-friendly Combi version. Affordability is also an issue, especially when the Ibiza is so expensive.

So how long is it going to take for the Czech to switch to the MQB A0? About three or four years. By that time, everybody will supposedly be buying autonomous electric cars, so this there won't be a point to this discussion.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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